I wish I had them during the day. At night, they've always been great. At 4 months they started sleeping through, and the daytime was great too. But during the past few weeks, things have started to crumble. They now wake up a couple times a night. Not for long, thank goodness! And they put themselves back to sleep. Don't even have to get up.
But during the day...I'm lucky if they take an hour nap in the morning and afternoon. 40-45 minutes is the norm. So I have started leaving them in their cribs if they wake up after that ridiculous amount of time in the hopes that they will cry themselves back to sleep. Yesterday, Charlie slept for 40 minutes in the afternoon and then screamed for a full hour. He was so dead tired, but he just kept on crying. Horrible for the mother, horrible for the child. Today, it's Olivia's turn. She's been crying for 20 minutes now (after a 45 minute nap). Oh wait! Shhh! She's quiet. I hear babbling though. We'll have to wait and see.
Between all of this screaming, and crying, and trying to get these babies the rest they need, my more-than-elderly dog keeps barking. I'm sure that's helping.
Anyway, I'm tired of the tiredness. :) I can't figure out what the deal is, but I hope it resolves itself soon. I'm hoping they just need to start moving around on their own more. Any tips?